I don’t know if what he’s experiencing is anxiety, but whatever it is, we’re definitely in a down phase of his mood. This week he’s talked about feeling weird and very tired, he’s complained about his moods quickly changing on him. Today he woke up very irritable, slamming dishes for no reason. Yesterday, I watched him cry as he sat on the couch, then a few seconds later start to laugh through tears, with a moment of confusion on his face, then he began to cry again. It was intense to watch, his moods were changing in a matter of seconds.
I can’t imagine how hard this must be on him. Imagine being at school and hearing scary, loud noises, then being too scared to ask for help. I just don’t know how he gets through the day. He’s one courageous boy.
As he left for school I gave him a long hug, telling him to breathe through this mood changes and reminding him that this too will pass.
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Has anyone heard of this “scary noise” symptom?